Aspire National Training Centre

Aspire National Training Centre

Location Details


Wood Lane

Opening Times:

Sunday  07:00 - 18:00
Monday  06:00 - 21:45
Tuesday  06:00 - 21:45
Wednesday  06:00 - 21:45
Thursday  06:00 - 21:45
Friday  06:00 - 21:45
Saturday  07:00 - 18:00
Bank holiday times 8am - 4pm, closed Christmas day, boxing day & new years day

Wheelchair Rugby




The Aspire National Training Centre is the first fully integrated Training Centre in
Europe for disabled and non-disabled people. 

Currently, around a third of our members are disabled, which compares with a
national Ramp For Wheelchairsaverage of 2-3% in other sports centres. We pro-actively encourage
disabled people to join and take part in all activities by subsidising their
membership and activity costs.

Facilities at the Aspire National Training Centre include:
  • A 25-metre swimming pool with ramped access for wheelchair users.
    With a water temperature of 32 degrees, the pool is used for
    public swimming, swimming lessons,  aquafit classes and children's
    parties at weekends.
  • A fully integrated Inclusive Fitness Initiative approved gymnasium.
  • A sports hall used for a variety of sports including; badminton, 5-a-side
    football, wheelchair rugby, basketball and football. Front of Building
  • Dance studio that is both the national home to the internationally acclaimed
    integrated dance company Candoco and a space where a variety of arts activities
    can take place.
  • Cafe for light meals and drinks.

For more information please visit our website


Access Symbols Explained:

  • Facilities for partially sighted or blind people We provide facilities for people who are visually impaired. For example: Braille formats, large print, audio tapes etc.
  • Assisted wheelchair access Wheelchair access into our premises is possible with assistance.
  • Non assisted wheelchair access Full, non-assisted, wheelchair access into our premises is possible.
  • Facilities for the mobility impaired We provide facilities for people with a mobility impairment. For example: A seating area, hand rails etc.
  • Customer toilet facilities We provide customer toilets.
  • Accessible toilets We have fully accessible toilets installed at our premises.
  • Sign language for deaf people We offer a sign language service; please ask our staff for full details.
  • Facilities for hard of hearing people We offer facilities for hard of hearing people.
  • Induction loop available An induction loop has been installed to benefit our hard of hearing customers.
  • Customer parking facilities We provide customer car parking.
  • Accessible car parking We provide accessible car parking spaces for disabled customers.
  • Staff assistance available Our staff have been trained to offer excellent service levels, please ask if you have any particular requirements.
  • Low Payment Counters including clipboards, dropdown counters, lap trays and portable chip & pin Low payment counters or an alternative such as portable chip and pin machine, a lap tray or a clipboard.
  • Low Reception/Information counters Low Reception/Information counters available for wheelchair users.
  • Automatic doors present Our premises are fitted with automatic doors to ease entry.
  • Customer lift provided A customer lift has been provided.
  • Accessible lift provided An accessible customer lift has been installed, improving access for wheelchair users.
  • Accessible fitting rooms Accessible fitting rooms are available.
  • Specialised adult changing facilities Specialised adult changing facilities are available. These include hoists, adjustable benches and are large enough for two carers.
  • Parent with pushchair access Our premises are accessible to parents with a pushchair or pram.
  • Baby changing facilities We provide baby changing facilities.
  • Accessible baby changing facilities Accessible baby changing facilities are available.
  • Alternative Languages available Alternative languages available
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